The Fair Players will be working in a sensitive environment and with people who may have been negatively affected by police interactions. We want to make sure volunteers are as prepared as possible to help support the safety of community members at Mardi Gras parties.
We also aim to provide as much support to Fair Players as possible including briefings, debriefings, alternative roles, and comprehensive training.
Volunteer wellbeing is of critical importance in this initiative.
A one day course is provided to give FAIR PLAY volunteers the knowledge, skills and confidence to be clear of their role and make safe decisions throughout the course of their volunteer work for FAIR PLAY.
Introductory modules for all volunteers
Background to Fair Play
Confidentiality, privacy and consent
People and communication skills
Systems of support for Fair Players
Community Contact volunteer training
Familiarity and competency with paperwork
Provide factual information to community members
Be aware of available support options
Understand the police complaints process
Training also includes role plays
Monitoring volunteer training
Operate video cameras
Understanding the two monitoring roles (camera operator and director)
Evidence gathering procedures
Use and storage of camera memory cards after recording an incident
Capture factual information (date, time, names, shift etc.)